Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A branding-iron.
  • noun Same as marking-hammer.

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Examples

  • Several coins, and numerous bits of shipwrecked iron, were picked up, of almost every description; and, in particular, a marking-iron lettered JAMES — a circumstance of which it was thought proper to give notice to the public, as it might lead to the knowledge of some unfortunate shipwreck, perhaps unheard of till this simple occurrence led to the discovery.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • DILIGENCE _goes out for a marking-iron, and returns_.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6

  • Several coins, and numerous bits of shipwrecked iron, were picked up, of almost every description; and, in particular, a marking-iron lettered JAMES -- a circumstance of which it was thought proper to give notice to the public, as it might lead to the knowledge of some unfortunate shipwreck, perhaps unheard of till this simple occurrence led to the discovery.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • This sentence struck Birotteau as if the executioner had stamped his shoulder with the marking-iron; he lost his head.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • I saw the very same casks which I had touched with the marking-iron when I was there before, but I did not like the brandy by any means, but did not yet suspect the least foul play.

    The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)

  • a door, a ship's marking-iron, a soldier's bayonet, a cannon ball, a shoebuckle, and a small anchor, besides part of the cordage of the wreck, and the money and jewels before mentioned.

    The Lighthouse

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